Blog #1: A Hidden Gem in Prince Edward County!

My wife and I went on our honeymoon this past September. After a spring and summer that didn’t bring the most ideal weather, we certainly hit the jackpot on our honeymoon week with twenty-five degrees and sunshine each and every day. We started with a terrific (and busy) four day trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario which featured everything from cruising on the Hornblower Boat Tour to the Falls, losing money at the beautiful Fallsview Casino, and making ears bleed singing karaoke at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. After four fun-filled and action packed days in Niagara, we were ready to relax for the final few days of our honeymoon.

We left the Golden Horseshoe and headed back towards Ottawa, deciding to “wing it” and stop somewhere along the way. Neither of us had been to Prince Edward County or the Sandbanks area, so when we were approaching Exit 522 on the 401, a voice in my head said “What the heck” and I took the next exit toward Prince Edward County.

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My wife was very excited until she got on her phone to find available accommodations and find out that there was next to none. All that was still available was a single room with two full beds and a minibar at the main Inn at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. “Oh well” we said, and decided to make the best of it and reserve the room anyway. An hour or two later we were checking in, about to receive our room keys, and after some small talk, revealed to the concierge we were on our honeymoon. She looked at me with an “I’m about to save your life” type stare, handed me the keys and said “We’re upgrading you to Beach House number 2. Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon.”

We were blown away when we got to our beach house which was loaded with amenities including a private beach, patio, and even a hot tub. The next day we finally got some much needed R&R with some beach lounging, a Surf N’ Turf dinner at the lounge, and topped it off with a nice bonfire on the beach.

On our final day, the concierge called us up and said she had one more surprise for us…a complimentary wine tasting tour and lunch at the highly regarded Norman Hardie Winery nearby. All I can say is if you are ever in the area and wondering which of the dozens of wineries nearby to visit…this place needs to be at the top of your to-do list. You may go for their wide selection of great wines, but you stay for their mouth-watering stone fired pizza.

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The famous stone-fired Pizza at Norman Hardie Winerie in Prince Edward County.

All in all it was an incredible week. My wife and I had a great time in Niagara Falls, but what really made the trip for us was how above and beyond the staff at Isaiah Tubbs went to provide exceptional customer service and make sure that we had a special stay in Prince Edward County. If you’re ever in that neck of the woods, I would definitely recommend checking them out.

Do you know of any great places to stay or things to do in Prince Edward County? Let us know in the comments below…

 

6 thoughts on “Blog #1: A Hidden Gem in Prince Edward County!

  1. First, congratulations to you and your wife!! What a great story and lovely start to your new life.
    I’ve always wanted to spend some time in PEC. I follow a winery called theoldthird on IG. I will definitely add your accommodations to the list! Thats the thing I love the most about social media…people sharing experiences that lead others to discover and learn about new places!! Cheers!

  2. Congratulations as well. What an amazing experience and thank you for sharing it. I have never been that way before but you’ve peaked my interest now. I’m sure they will receive alot of buzz now with your blog.

  3. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your trip!
    Beautiful pictures as well – very enticing. Sounds like I’ll have to add this area to my bucket list for spring/summer trips this year!

  4. Congratulations! It sounds like you and your wife had a wonderful honeymoon.
    I’m actually planning a trip to PEC this coming spring and you’ve given me a lot to look into. Thank you! Have you ever heard of The June Motel? I’ve never been but some friends have, and they loved it. They said it was the most adorable Instagramable place ever. If you ever decide to go back, maybe it will be on your list. Looking forward to checking out your recommendations!

  5. I must say that I really enjoyed the voice and tone of this posting. It was like having a very informed friend giving me tips on a great destination that they visited. You seem to have a very natural story telling ability and it really draws my attention. The pics you used are spot on within the story and I really feel that have a visual sense of what you experienced. Thanks for sharing this gem. I’ve got 2 kids under 4 and a 13th anniversary coming up. This place seems like just the right distance for a quick road trip. Thank you!

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